8 Washington condo project faces appeal

A luxury condo project on San Francisco’s waterfront is facing at least one appeal, and may face a second one by week’s end.

The so-called 8 Washington project has taken many forms over the past 10 years, and the latest plan for 134 new high-end living units was approved last week by The City’s Planning Commission. But now a neighbor — managers of the iconic Ferry Building — have called the project’s environmental impact report inadequate.

Managers of the landmark have raised red flags recently about parking availability at Seawall Lot 351, which would be covered by the new project and replaced with underground parking.

Sue Hestor, an attorney representing Friends of the Golden Gateway, which opposes the project, said an appeal could be filed by her group on Friday.

The controversial plan has unsettled support on the Board of Supervisors, with Supervisor David Chiu vocally opposing the plan due to its location and exclusivity. A hearing on the appeal would likely come in late April at the board.


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